Cargill Increases Grinding Capacity For Eastern U.S. Beef Customers

January 31, 2018 Cargill

Cargill Protein is investing $4.2 million at its Columbia, S.C. plant to expand grinding capabilities for beef customers across the eastern U.S. The investment includes precision grinding equipment that assures consistent, high-quality ground beef products for customers. Once installed in May 2018, the equipment expands the plant's production by 15 percent, allowing the plant to produce enough ground beef to meet customer growth.

What Can You Learn This Valentine’s Day?

Just like you, we are shifting into over-drive for the Valentine’s Day holiday. The next 15 days will be a wild ride, and we are coming along, so scoot over!

June Van Wingerden Elected Chair Of California Cut Flower Commission

June Van Wingerden has been a constant force in the ag community, advocating for California cut flowers and water and labor issues for decades. The California State Senate recognized her dedication when they named her California’s Woman of the Year in 2005. Now, she’s bringing her heart for service, and cut flowers, to her new role as chair of the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC).

ALDI Trading Sustainable Flowers & Plants

January 31, 2018 GLOBALG.A.P.

Since summer 2017, flowers and plants originating from GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms can be labeled with the GGN consumer label. It enables customers to trace the origin of the plants online. This label will be successively introduced for all ALDI flower and plant products. It is planned that all cut flowers and plants of the two discounters should have a GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody certification by the end of 2019. In addition, a social evaluation will be carried out according to the GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP module (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice) or comparable recognized standards.

LaClare Family Creamery Wins Two 2018 Good Food Awards

January 31, 2018 Wisconsin State Farmer

Selected on the merits of best agricultural practices and great taste, a pair of LaClare Family Creamery cheeses have won the nationally recognized 2018 Good Food Award.